Digital copy of a Report for the Children's Office by Child Care Officer Mr Hal Coomer. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 182. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 182's witness statements to States of Jersey Police see C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/16.

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June 28th 1984 - June 28th 1984

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Provides details of Witness 182, her stepfather, mother, stepmother, and siblings. Mentions Witness 182 becoming the subject of a Fit Person Order issued by the Royal Court dated 1980. Provides details regarding the background of Witness 182's mother and stepfather, referring to Witness 182 as the illegitimate daughter of her mother. Refers to domestic abuse between Witness 182's mother and stepfather, and the emotional impact of the abuse on Witness 182 and her siblings. Notes Witness 182's mother and stepfather's seperation, mentioning psychiatric treatment. Refers to concern raised for the welfare of Witness 182 and her siblings, mentioning Custody of Witness 182 and her siblings having been awarded to Witness 182's stepfather, whilst Witness 182's mother was awarded Care and Control of her children. Details Witness 182's mother's admission to Elizabeth House with her children. Details domestic duties expected to Witness 182 by her mother, noting Witness 182's mother's mental health. Refers to Witness 182's mother sending Witness 182 to Witness 182's stepfather's house to deliver letters, mentioning wintery weather and threats of suicide. Refers to Witness 182's mother's admission to hospital, and Witness 182 and her siblings' admission to the Care of the Education Committee, noting their placement at Haut de la Garenne. States that Witness 182 and her siblings were made subjects of Fit Person Orders, and that Witness 182's siblings were returned to the care of Witness 182's stepfather shortly after. Notes that Witness 182 remained at Haut de la Garenne due to the poor relationship between herself and her stepfather. Refers to Witness 182's mother leaving Jersey to live with and later marry a man. Describes Witness 182's relationship with her mother, father [stepfather] and siblings. Describes Witness 182's personality and behaviour, with respect to her experiences as a child. Details Witness 182's relationship with a woman, starting in 1983 [culminating in a foster placement]. Refers to Witness 182's personality and character as resulting in the ending of the placement, and Witness 182's transfer to Camelot [Girls' Hostel]. Refers to Witness 182's intelligence and concern for her ability to form relationships in the future.


Children's Office
Children's Services
Camelot Girls' Hostel
Education Committee
Elizabeth House
Haut de la Garenne
Royal Court
Coomer, Hal


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